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See you in September!

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Congratulations! We are delighted and proud to welcome you to UBC Sauder. As a UBC Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) student, you are now an integral part of our thriving university community. Together with your peers, you form the next generation of business leaders and we can’t wait to see what your future holds.

We wish you a wonderful summer ahead and look forward to seeing you on campus this fall.


What are your next steps?

Apply for a study permit

International students are required to have a valid study permit for the duration of their studies. Apply for your study permit as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance.

Study permit

Understand your finances

Managing your finances is an important skill for this next stage of life. Understand the costs that are involved with university and have a plan to manage your budget.

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Find student housing

Many new students will qualify for our First Year Guarantee in Winter Session Residence. Learn about criteria and the application process.

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Plan your program and register for courses 

Be prepared! The registration open period for first year students runs from June 21 to 23. Join us for an information session to learn how to register in a standard timetable (STT) and what to expect. 

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Polish your academic skills

Before you begin your first term at UBC, prepare for your classes and the university learning experience by taking part in Academic Essentials, a free series of online courses.

Academic essentials

Participate in orientation events

Hit the ground running on your first day of class! These events will help you meet other first-year students who are new to UBC - just like you.

UBC Jump Start

UBC Jump Start

Join UBC’s orientation for all first-year students
Imagine UBC

Imagine UBC

This is your chance to meet UBC Sauder faculty and your community. You will receive an email with your personalized Imagine UBC schedule in early September


After your first week of classes, Spark will transform your first-year experience. It’s a celebration full of new friendships, fun and games

Discover your UBC Sauder community

You belong here! Access supports and resources to guide you through your journey as a new UBC Sauder student.

Meet your professors

Learn more about your instructors and get to know the faces that you will be seeing in your first semester.

Build your career

Through 1:1 coaching and tailored workshops, you can explore, discover, and realize your career aspirations.

Connect with advisors

If you don't know where to go, go to the UGO. The Undergraduate Program Office (UGO) is your source for academic planning and advising.

Get involved

Find like minded people and engage. Balance your time with meaningful activities by joining student clubs or participating in mentorship programs.

Be prepared and find answers online

Transitioning to university is tough, but we're here to support you. Many students have similar questions, so we've compiled a frequently asked questions (FAQs) page with additional information on course basics, registration, degree requirements, electives, and more. Have a look and see if there are answers to your questions.

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BCom Questions